Halffter - Carmen | Naxos 8572260

Halffter - Carmen

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572260

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 28th February 2011

Contents

Artists

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Mark Fitz-Gerald

Works

Halffter, Ernesto

Carmen

Artists

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Mark Fitz-Gerald

About

Ernesto Halffter, one of Manuel de Falla’s most admired disciples and a student of Stravinsky and Ravel, was a close associate of iconic figures such as Dalí, García Lorca and Buñuel on the 20th century Iberian cultural scene.

This magnificent score for Jacques Feyder’s 1926 silent film, Carmen, is one of the great impressionistic Spanish masterpieces of its era. More sombre and tragic than the music for Bizet’s opera, Halffter’s vivid panorama depicts the range and depth of the powerful emotions encompassed within the Carmen story, a tale of thwarted love, passion, jealousy, and violence set in the heart of Andalusia in southern Spain.

This is not only the work’s world première recording but the first performance to realise the composer’s musical intentions in full.

Contents:
- Animé
- Modéré (Sombre)
- “La Vieille Castille”
- “En Andalousie”
- “Real Fabrica de Tabacos”
- Mystérieux, calme
- Mystérieux
- Très retenu
- “Danse de Carmen”
- “Soledad”
- “La route de la côte vers Tarifa”
- A l’aube. Très lointain
- Triste et mystérieuse
- “Paso Doble”
- Mystérieux, calme
- “Mort de Carmen”

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